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20 British Food Terms That Confuse Americans

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> American English: More impulsive
> British English: A slice or small portion of bacon

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> American English: A patch worn by exotic dancers to cover a small portion of their anatomy
> British English: A baked hand-held pastry filled with meat and/or other ingredients

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> American English: A silly or unwise person
> British English: A dessert of stewed fruit folded into custard or whipped cream

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> American English: Sources of illumination
> British English: The lungs of an animal, used in traditional haggis (Scotland) and a few other dishes

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> American English: The device that starts a car; a person who begins; etc.
> British English: An appetizer or first course

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